1 injured in fire rescue-involved wreck in Miami

MIAMI (WSVN) - A collision involving a Miami Fire Rescue truck and a car in Miami sent one person to the hospital.

7Skyforce HD hovered over the scene along Northwest 54th Street and 13th Avenue, Thursday afternoon. The Miami Fire Rescue truck could be seen with its hood lifted and a gray Toyota Corolla where the front and the side was crushed in.

Officials said that fire rescue truck was en route to an emergency call driving east on 54th Street when the crash happened.

Side airbags were deployed in the civilian vehicle. It appears, according to tire marks along the road, that the car struck the side of a building as it was headed eastbound on 54th Street.

Miami Police have closed the roadway in both directions.

The driver of the car was injured but is alert and conscious. She was placed in the back of the rescue vehicle, which will transport her to Jackson Memorial Hospital.

Officials said she is expected to be OK and noted that it is incredible no one else was hurt.

“The three paramedics in that truck are fine. They’re here on scene to talk with investigators,” said Miami Fire Rescue Capt. Ignatius Carroll. “As you can see, this could have been a lot worse. There’s a lot of debris on the street, a lot of significant damage here, and really this could have been a lot worse had there been some people on the sidewalk.”

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